Southern Mail by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryBased on Saint-Exupery's trail-blazing flights for the French airmail: the tragic courage and nobility of the airborne pioneers who took enormous risks, flying in open cock-pits in planes that were often fragile and unstable.
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